China Daily | The TikTok deal, a brazen heist

  What popular video-sharing app TikTok has undergone over recent months has provided the world with a textbook example of the United States’ modern-day piracy and tech bullying. Under the cliched pretext

World Views | How Biden could avoid Obama’s biggest Iran mistake

  In March 2015, as nuclear negotiations between Iran and the world powers entered the home stretch, 47 Republican senators wrote an open letter to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, warning that a

World Views | Will Covid-19 steal Christmas in the UK this year?

  New British measures aimed at slowing Covid-19’s spread, before it wreaks more drastic economic consequences, threaten to derail the country’s nascent consumer recovery. Many Brits had been hoping that the rebound would

Our Desk | Macau’s stranger things

In the past few days, strange and mysterious things have been happening in Macau which have not been mentioned. Over the last week, the Health Bureau (SSM) has issued five notifications

World Views | Trump’s WeChat ban is just a MAGA wall in cyberspace

  Having failed to complete a huge wall along the U.S. southern border, President Donald Trump’s administration now seems desperate to build one in cyberspace for similar spurious reasons. Whereas the bogeyman

World Views | ByteDance is playing chicken with Trump on TikTok

  There have been enough leaks over the past few days to get a sense of what the TikTok-Oracle Corp. deal looks like. The details are revelatory, with two aspects in particular worthy

World Views | Retailers think you can’t work in sweatpants forever

  Consumerism is back in fashion in spite of the enduring Covid-19 pandemic. The biggest European clothing retailers Inditex SA and Hennes & Mauritz AB both demonstrated that demand for fast-fashion is stronger than expected

World Views | Europe needs to recognize the threat from Russia

During two decades as Russia’s leader, Vladimir Putin has rarely concealed his contempt for Western-style democracy and the rule of law. The poisoning of Russian political activist Alexei Navalny, amid a widening

Our Desk | If feeding stray dogs means owning them, does regularly supporting New Yaohan mean owning it?

Last Wednesday, local pro-government paper Macao Daily News published a report depicting that local animal welfare groups were not happy with a claim by the Municipal Affairs Bureau on stray

World Views | Trump second term would be a lot like the first

  What would a second presidential term for Donald Trump look like, anyway? Let’s suppose he wins in November, and let’s assume the election winds up a lot like 2016. This time,

Editorial | Airport 2020

In November 1995, on a very windy day, the Macau International Airport was inaugurated with pomp and fanfare in the materialization of a long-time dream of Macanese people to have

World Views | Mutant algorithms are coming for your education

  Bad algorithms have been causing a lot of trouble lately. One, designed to supplant exam scores, blew the college prospects of untold numbers of students attending International Baccalaureate schools around the world.

World Views | For Gulf Arab states, China is a temporary friend

At a time of American retrenchment from the Middle East, there’s a tendency in foreign-policy circles to overestimate China’s influence in the region, even an expectation that it will take on some

Our Desk | On the continuous dismay of the vulnerable groups

Groups of migrant workers’ associations have expressed dismay over the newly approved employment agency bill, as the Times reported yesterday. These groups are the associations – representing a significant number of

World Views | Trump or Biden, who’s best for dollar vs. euro?

  Strategists at JPMorgan Chase & Co. wrote this week about the odds narrowing on a Donald Trump win in the U.S. presidential election. His opponent, Joe Biden, is still comfortably

World Views | Iceland has very good news about coronavirus immunity

  The emergence of a handful of people reinfected by SARS-Cov-2 — including individuals in Hong Kong, Italy and the U.S. — has sparked panic over the future course of the pandemic. It’s not difficult to see

Xinhua Insight | Stronger China-EU ties needed to uphold multilateralism in post-coronavirus world

  The just-concluded European tour of China’s top diplomat further demonstrated a need for stronger ties between the two sides to uphold multilateralism, stick to openness and scale up cooperation in

World Views | China banks have a problem $96 billion can’t fix

This isn’t the bottom for Chinese banks’ bad loans. Be prepared for more and weaker balance sheets. China’s lenders reported large declines in net profit for the first time in decades Sunday,

World Views | You think FAANG is distorting the S&P? consider ATM

Many have lamented the lack of depth in the U.S. stock market, marveling at how a handful of big tech companies have grown to dominate almost a quarter of the

Our Desk | European Union, a doomed cause

It is not the intention of this piece to either hurt someone’s feelings or provoke anyone. As an outsider to the European Union, I would like to share my experience

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